Ilona completed her physiotherapy degree at La Trobe University in 2003.
Since then she has worked in a wide variety of physiotherapy settings. Her work experience includes working at a specialist cancer centre, private practice, community health, major teaching hospital, a palliative care hospital, and more recently focusing on rehabilitation and movement through Pilates. She has worked with many client groups including musculoskeletal, pre and post natal, start/return to exercise, surgical, oncology, palliative, mental health, aged care and others.
Ilona believes that all bodies are designed to move, and that best rehabilitation results are achieved through active movement and tissue release techniques. Through specific assessment and guidance she is able to integrate movement into any body regardless of injury, previous experience, level of body awareness, strength or ability. This in turn enables her clients to be pain free and perform activities of their choice with ease.
Ilona has obtained post graduate rehabilitation skills through various Pilates Courses, Conferences and Mentors from providers including Polestar, Dance Medicine Australia and Australian Pilates Method Association. She has had the opportunity to do some one-on-one training with one of the few remaining Pilates elders – Mary Bowen. From a wide range of repertoire and techniques developed over 15 years of clinical experience she is able to select the appropriate treatment, and hence get the results, for her clients.